Monday, November 26, 2007

My Transsexual Spouse and the Holiday Spirit

What a difference hormones make. Wow! There are times the change since Angela started hormones just stand out. David was not a holiday person. Scrooge would have been better to have around. Now, carols are hummed, decorating is shared and there's joy in our household. We even get the tree decorated without a cross world. I doubt many families can say that. Yes, this is another one of the Best Things About Being Married to a TS: Holidays are fun now.

You would not believe how she pitched in at Thanksgiving. First off, I was not home when everyone arrived. That meant she had to play hostess for nearly two hours, and trust me, that was something that would not have happened before hormones. Now, she is a perfect hostess. She served everyone lunch, got a banquet table out for the puzzle folks, and a card table out for the game folks, and she participated in all of the activities. That meant there was a lot of conversation going on, and that was certainly not something David engaged in - not at all. Angela on the other hand, will join any conversation. She kids along, makes her points, listens well, and lets other even have a different opinion than hers. I wouldn't have believed that would have been possible even a few years ago. Once I got home, the fixin' began. Now, David was seldom seen in the kitchen before the hormones. Angela, on the other hand, is a great cook, and I can't even begin to tell you how much fun we have in the kitchen together. But, with eight people, each doing a project for the meal, it was a rather hazardous area. Of course, everyone's part had to be done at the correct time, so there was a bit of tension in the air. Angela breezed in, took care of clearing away dishes as they were used, made sure the oven temps were perfect, stirred, cut and otherwise helped like a champion. She also got her part done without anyone even noticing she was working on her own thing while she helped them with theirs. Now, that is a talent I could stand to learn myself. Thanksgiving was great success, and our house is decorated for the next round of holiday company.

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